10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned. Titus 3:10-11
Divisive people exist in every part of society, and especially in the church. The Bible is very clear about our actions towards them after you’ve warned them. The seeds of doubt they plant are destructive and often irreparable.
How do we know what they’re saying is divisive?
- If the person talks bad about the pastor or leadership without any of them being present, it’s divisive.
- If the person is constantly negative and derogative against the way the church is being run, it’s divisive.
We all know divisive people. In fact, we’ve all been divisive at one time or another. However, it’s the prolonged divisiveness and bitterness that destroys.
Perhaps you know one or two who are perpetually divisive. Pray that God is able to break through their thick veneer before it’s too late.